An intensive eight-week laboratory and lecture course focusing on the neural basis of behavior, including the cellular and synaptic levels, sensory and motor systems, neurogenetics, and the analysis of complex systems.

Recent Submissions

  • Molecular profiling of single neurons of known identity in two ganglia from the crab Cancer borealis 

    Northcutt, Adam J.; Kick, Daniel R.; Otopalik, Adriane G; Goetz, Benjamin M.; Harris, Rayna M.; Santin, Joseph M.; Hofmann, Hans A.; Marder, Eve; Schulz, David J. (National Academy of Sciences, 2019-12-05)
    Understanding circuit organization depends on identification of cell types. Recent advances in transcriptional profiling methods have enabled classification of cell types by their gene expression. While exceptionally ...
  • Multisensory and motor representations in rat oral somatosensory cortex 

    Clemens, Ann M.; Fernandez Delgado, Yohami; Mehlman, Max L.; Mishra, Poonam; Brecht, Michael (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-09-10)
    In mammals, a complex array of oral sensors assess the taste, temperature and haptic properties of food. Although the representation of taste has been extensively studied in the gustatory cortex, it is unclear how the ...
  • Sexually monomorphic maps and dimorphic responses in rat genital cortex 

    Lenschow, Constanze; Copley, Sean; Gardiner, Jayne M.; Talbot, Zoe N.; Vitenzon, Ariel; Brecht, Michael (2015-09)
    Mammalian external genitals show sexual dimorphism [1,2] and can change size and shape upon sexual arousal. Genitals feature prominently in the oldest pieces of figural art [3] and phallic depictions of penises informed ...
  • Structure, function, and cortical representation of the rat submandibular whisker trident 

    The, Lydia; Wallace, Michael L.; Chen, Christopher H.; Chorev, Edith; Brecht, Michael (Society for Neuroscience, 2013-03-13)
    Although the neurobiology of rodent facial whiskers has been studied intensively, little is known about sensing in other vibrissae. Here we describe the under-investigated submandibular “whisker trident” on the rat's chin. ...